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Sensory

575 N. Pastoria Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
USA
408 625 3300
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Todd Mozer (2/94)
Sales/Marketing: Jeff Rogers
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Eric Soule*;  Mark Frankel*
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Kevin Hall (Norwest Venture Partners);  Gary Kovacs (Zi Corporation) Michael Linn (InveStar Capital);  Forrest Mozer (UCB Physics Department)
Company

Business description: Sensory is a profitable and fast-growing privately held company focused on improving the user interface in consumer electronics through speech technologies. Sensory sells both IC and embedded software solutions. Sensory’s flagship RSC line of low-cost speech chips perform speech recognition, speech and music synthesis, speaker verification, and general purpose microcontroller functions. Other Sensory IC’s include the SC line for synthesis purposes and the SVC series chips for speaker verification. Sensory’s IC’s are widely used in consumer electronics applications including telephones, home automation, toys, remote controls, automotive, security, learning aids, and other markets where speech input and output is desirable. Sensory’s Fluent Speech SDK allows developers to incorporate technologies including speech recognition, continuous digit dialing, animated speech, and text to speech on many different platforms and operating systems. The Fluent products are small footprint, large vocabulary solutions perfect for automotive, wireless handset, PC/PDA, set top box and other home automation applications.
Customers include: HasbroIntegrated Device TechnologyLucent TechnologiesMatsushitaMattelPanasonicSega of AmericaSharper ImageSONYTektronixToshiba;  Avon;  Fisher-Price;  JVC;  Kenwood;  MGA;  Radica;  Uniden;  VOS
Partners include: TektronixTexas InstrumentsToshibaTSMC;  Integrated Associates
Capital

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Dec 2001
Capital raised: 7.5M
Last Round: amount undisclosed
Ownership: Private  
Angels/other VCs: Jackson Hu (SiRF Technology)
Corporate investors: Uniden Corp;  Mitsubishi Ventures

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Overview
Record updated: Mar 2007
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1994
Headcount: 26-50 as of Apr 1999
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Dec 2001
Capital Raised: 7.5M
Last Round: amount undisclosed
Ownership: Private